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Movie Menu Fox "THE HORSEMEN" — Epic adventure stony is set in Afghanistan in the heart of Central Asia, where a primitive group of superb horsemen known as Chapandaz play Buz- kashi, a dangerous sport. To a visitor from the "out slide" world this will seem to be a murderous version of polo 1 . Some of the virtues of Joseph Kessel's novel remain intact in this adaptation, despite unconvincing, casting, uneven direction and bad pretentious cast. Omar Sharif plays the leading role of the horsemen, who must establish his heroic stature and honor by winning the Buzkashi. Jack Palance is his aging, competitive father and Leigh Taylor Young (complete with a ring in her nose) is a low-caste prostitute. Sunday-Tuesday. "DOC" — Two young men from the East, director Prank Perry of Manhattan, and journalist Pete Hamill of Brooklyn, got together and decided to faring the mythic Western legend of Doc Holiday, Kate Elder and! Wyatt Earp up to date. Stacy Reach portrays Doc. Paye Dunaway andl Harris Yulin are Kate Elder and Wyatt Earp. Plus, "No Blade of Grass," unusual and off-beat tale of a party of 40 people, armed and desperate, trekking from L o n- don to the North of England in search of refuge and survival during a world famine who encounter a group of motorcycle thugs known as "Huns." The Huns attack the party and a pitched battle ensues. Sltars Nigel Davenport and Jean Wallace. Wednesday - Saturday. Southutch "BUNNY O'HARE" - The indomitable Bette Davis and burly Ernest Borgnine pose as hippie motorcyclists and rob banks in "Bonnie and C 1 y d e" takeoff. Amusing comedy costars Jack Cassidy as a dedicated police officer. Also, "Three in the Attic," with frat brother Pax ton Quigley (Christopher Jones) trying to cram his collegiate lovemaking into one semester's glorious course, by juggling tiinee girls at once; his grades are straight A until one of the three (Yvette Mimi- eux) refuses to be juggled. Sunday. "THE GRISSOM GANG" Robert Aldrich's newest exercise in gore is a bad film with some good ideas (hat. get tost as a result of miscasting, ncrv- ons excess and overacting, Kim Darby plays a rich young, socialite who gets kidnapped, Scott Wilson portrays the cold-blooded killer who confuses his love for her with his mother, and Connie Stevens is- a singer- whore with a squeaky voice during the heyday of the Bonnies and Clydes. Also, "Goodbye Gemini," with Judy Geeson and Martin Potter cast in thriller about the weird world of tite Gemtot twins. LEIGH TAYLOR-YOUNG provides distaff interest as a low-caste prostitute in epic adventure story, "The Horsemen," now showing at the Fox. Omar Sharif plays title role in film adaptation of Joseph Kessel's novel. Ex-Movie Director Hutchinson News Sunday, Sept. 12, 1971 .Pag| 15 50-Year-Old Heavy Stars in 'Cannon' By CYNTHIA LOWRY AP Television-Radio Writer HOLLYWOOD (AP) — William Conrad, established movie director, quit show business to take an 18-month vacation. He lias returned two years later to become a television series star. The odds against him were astronomical. It is simple luck in timing that brought reluctant actor Conrad and the title role in CBS's new "Cannon" together in a season when a new kind 1 of hero is in style. William Conrad is frankly 50, obviously overweight, with a craggy mustached face and a voice to match. He will play a tough private eye in a series with plenty of action and few romantic scenes. In the post-World War II days, Conrad was a busy radio actor in Hollywood, and for 11 years was the radio voice of Marshal Matt Dillon in "Gun- smoke." He had featured roles in an assortment of films, most often as a villain. Then for the next 15 years Bill turned to directing motion pictures and television shows. "I was working out a five- year contract as a director with Warner Brothers and had 2 ] /2 years to go when the studio changed hands. I found I was on the outside with nothing to do. Finally I was relieved of the contract. I had a little money, so I decided to take a year PAXTON QUIGLEY (Ctofotoplief Jom») tries to cram his collegiate lovemaking into one semester's glorious course, by juggling three girls at once. Judy Pace helps him with his homework in "Three in the Attic" now showing at the Sotithirtch. Ayr*Vu "SHAKIEST GUN IN THE WEST," "GHOST AND MR. CHICKEN" and "RELUCTANT ASTRONAUT" — Three comedies starring Don Knotts. Sunday. "AIRPORT" - Based on best- selling novel by Arthur Hailey, suspense drama takes place at night during a seven - hour period while an international airport in the midwest is plagued by a crippling blizzard, a mired airplane blocking a vital runway and a second jetliner trying to limp back home after surviving a mid-air bomb blast. Cast includes Dean Martin, Burt Lancaster, Jacqueline B i s s e t and Helen Hayes. Also, "Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County," a silly western starring Bonanza's Don Blocker. Friday, Saturday-Sunday. Film Tells Story Of Mass Murderer LONDON (AP) - "10 Billing- tdri JPtecif; rjjfdquats the itoty of English mass murderer John Christie whose killings rocked Britain and shocked the world .in^early/lto.// 'V'/(.';' It /tfas filmed M» .actual locations in and around West London's NottingHDl district. 'Shamus' on Film HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) "Shamus," an original story by Sam Pessin, is about a hard-hitting private eye, and will be produced by Robert M. Weitman for Columbia. CONNIE STEVENS pops in and out as a stager-whore with a squeaky voice and special bilHijg in "The Grissom Gang" opening Friday at the Southntch. Nickel Day is Today 2p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at All Ride Tickets Only Each gc It's our annual "Thank You" for past patronage. $c jc 50 50 The Corner Restaurant •? Second & Walnut MO 3-6321 Dining Room Now Open for Noon and Evening BUFFET Weekdays and Saturdays: 11-1:30 and 5:304:30 Sundays: 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Watch For Our Grand Opening King Of The Hill MATCH PLAY SCRATCH SUN. SEPT. 12-1:00 P.M. LANES 101E.7tkAV(. SOUTH HUTCHINSON M 2-»4M Entry Fee. $4.00 Plus Bowling 1st Place Guaranteed $50.00 Television Today SUNDAY, SEPT. U 0:30-Mak« A Wish, 10 ,13 Fact The Nation, t, 7, 12 1:00— Religious Town Hall, 2, 3, ll Guideline:, 6, 12 4 Look Up & Live, 7 Daywatch, 10, 13 "The Shanghai Story" l:30-This Is the Lift, 2, 3, 11 Music & The Spoken Word, 4, 7, 12 2:00— Meet thi Press, 2, 3, 11 Lirry Kan* Show, t, 12 This Is The Life, 7 2:30— Issues & Answers, 7, 10, 13 1:00-C»n»dUn Travel Film, «, 7, 12 TBA, 2, 3, 11 W«leav» for thi 70s, 10, 13 l!M-Rel!glon far today, 10, 13 Death Vall«y Days, «, 7, 12 on* Might Stand, 2, 3, 11 Sunday Clndma classic,' 10, 13 "ISl« of The Dead" worw, 2, 3, 11 Navy Dflcvmantary, 6, 7, 12 JlJO-U.9, Optn YtMti, «, 7, 12 K«r«r Derby, 2, 3, 11 .JW-Jurtday Movlttim*, 10, 13 6663 Hawaiian J:tt~Worfd Tomorrow, 2, 3, 11 4:0*-Worid series of Golf, 2, 3, 11 4:4$-Davey A Goliath, t 5:00—CBS Sunday News, I, 7, 12 NFL Action, 10, 13 Toy That Grew Up, I S:30—News, 7, TI Pet Set, 2, 3, 11 TBA, 6 6:00—Sporlsmans Friend, 2, 3, 11 A Visit With The First Lady, 10, 13 Lassie, 6, 7, 12 Folk Guitar, 8 4:30—Animal World, «, 7, 12 Bridge With Jean Cox, 8 Hey, Hey, It's Fat Albert, 1, 3, 1 7:00—The FBI, 10, 13 Doris Day Special t, 7, u The Funny Side, 2, 3, 11 Evening at Pops, I 8:00—Sunday Movie, 10, 13 — "Owen Marshall Counselor At Law NFC Pre Season Football, t, 7, 1 Detroit vs. Philadelphia Jayne Eyre, 2, 3, 11 Masterplec* Theatre, t J:00— Fanfare, 8 10:00—Scene Tonight, 10, 13 KSN News, 2, 3, 11 10:30—Cinema Sunday Night, 2, 3, 11— "Poppy" and "Coin' to Town" Best ol Hollywood, 10, 13 — "Th Strange Love of Martha Ivers," 11:00— News, (, 7, 12 11:30—Vlnce Gibson, 7, 12 Movie, i — TBA 12:15—ABC Weekend Newt, 10, 13 12:30—KSN Late News, 2, 3, 11 By BOB THOMAS Associated Press Writer HOLLYWOOD (AP) - The artoon feature film, once a Disney preserve, is now being iursued by a variety of ani- nators who hope to harvest the ;ame gold. Ever since 1937, when Walt Disney made a huge hit with 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," other cartoon producers have tried to succeed with eature films. Nearly all failed, omehow they lacked the Dis- icy touch of combining imagination with artistry to provide m attraction which could be •eplayed over the years. BLACK OAK ARKANSAS STOCK NOW PARROTT-HODNETT 29 W. SHERMAN CANS For CIVITANS Help the Mentally Retarded Deposit Aluminum for Recycling at these locations: Dillon's — 14th & Main Fitzgerald's — 27th & Main Hart's IGA - South Hutchinson Jack & Jill — Hutchinson Plaza Northgate Shopping Center Safeway — 4th & Severance Only Coorg Can« Are Aluminum! SALT CITY CIVITANS CLUB 5* 5* St 5* 5* 5* 5* 5* 5* 5* 5* ft i 5* 5* 1213 E. 30th • MO 3-1321 Nickel Week-end Ends today Open today % to 11 p.m. All Tickets 5c Each . Moon Walk, 2-5c tickets; • i • 51 Trampoline, 2-5c tickets; Big Slide l-5c ticket. D 5* 5* 5* 5* 5c 5* 5? 5* 5* f. I just got on my boat and ayed away a year and a half, hadn't had a vcation since I as 16, and I paid no attention i the theatrical business. When decided to come back, I found lat most of it had dis- ppeared." Bill was thinking over other rays to make a living when a iend called to see if he was nterested in a guest role in an [>isode of "Tiie Name of the jame" as a sadistic talk show ost. He was so effective in the inister role other guest roles ollowed. One day when lie was itting on his boat, Quinn Marin called about the title role in Cannon." Had Bill gone vacationing a ear earlier, he would have re- umed to a bleak employment icture—occasional acting roles, erhaps, but it was a time when elevision and motion pictures •ere completely absorbed with outh. Mature actors were used si heavies and father images, ut as solo stars of series—nev- r. The circumstances of his -ake—off are comparable to cas- ally launching a space ship to a distant planet, taking a chance it will go through a small window in the sky to put it on course. Bill is now installed in his comfortable star dressing room, the walls hung with pictures of boats, including his own 47-foot ketch, "The Moonraker," In one comer is an electronic piano on which Conrad plays two-finger Chopin. A stereo provides a classical music background as he studies lines or works at his desk. To relax, he putts golf balls across the wall-to-wall carpeting. A brisk, no-nonsense land of man, Conrad is perfectly aware of lu's extraordinary good fortune. "Tliis," he said with a wave of the hand to include the whole studio, "is the only way I know of taking a chance that will make me a fortune—if we can last that long. Actually, I don't care what I do as long as I make money. I think I'm a pretty good actor, but I'm aware that if I'd come along two years ago, I'd be just another old face." \VILLIAM CONRAD will star as a private detective who handles only the biggest cases, on "Cannon" prcmiering Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 8:30 p.m. on CBS-TV. 'Peanuts ? Film Starts Trend Charlie Brown of "Peanuts" fame broke the Disney monopoly. Last year Cinema Center Films, the CBS subsidiary, scored a hit with "A Boy Named Charlie Brown." The Lee Mendelsohn feature cost a million and grossed $9 million. "The success of 'Peanuts' started a trend," says animation producer Fred Calvert. But I hope the industry is not misled into thinking that animation is the only tiling. You need to have a solid story and good characters, too. Audiences arc no longer fascinated by the fact that Mickey Mouse can spit." Calvert Productions is mak- ng a cartoon feature of "Don Quixote," based on a script by x)p film writer John Paxton. 'Suoopy' Next Cinema Center will have another go at the "Peanuts" characters with "Snoopy, Come Home," which will reach the nation's theaters next June. Hanna-Barbera, veteran producers of television cartoons— 'Flintstones," "Jetsons," etc.- iave announced partnership with Saggilarius Productions "or a feature based on E. B. White's modern classic, "Charlotte's Web." Filmation, another prolific maker of TV cartoons, has its Tonite's Drive-in Movies FIRST SHOWING! This Llftl* Mother is Cleaning upi BITTY DAVIS BRNBST BOftONINB "BUNNY O'HARE" CO-HIT — "3 IN THE ATTIC" YVBTTH MIMLUBX CHRttrOPrllK JONES (Don Knotts Triple Treat! * "SHAKIBST GUN IN THB WBST" •M 5 M* "THB OHOJT AND MR. CHICKBN" THB RBLUCTANf ASTRONAUT 0 p E N 7:30 p.m. After Tonight . . . Open FRI. - SAT. - SUN. ONLY AYR-VU & SOUTHUTCH 8 If 0 w At Dusk own feature in the works: Journey Back to Oz." Tha voice of Dorothy wasi a sentimental choice—Liza Minnelli, daughter of Judy Garland. Other voices in the cartoon include Danny Thomas, Milton Berle, Ethel Merman, Paul Lynde and Margaret Hamilton, who plays Dorothy's aunt, not the wicked wilch as she did in "Wizard of Oz." Meanwhile Disney continues at its deliberate pace of turning out a feature every three years. Upcoming: "Robin Hood," with the voices of Peter Ustinov, Brian Bedford, Phil Harris, Terry-Thomas and Andy Devine. FATH18R AND SON BATTLE FOR dLORY! Diamond duos for duets who see eye to eye on value Two ptrt harmony begins withamatched set of weddlngbarub, each InUKant gold wlthditmondf.ThaWghnote/ofcourse, is thelow pdce, If yotJ/ie looking for value, we're playing your song. M«tehwiuwiih^«pBn mm A • ••^•i® '•$ If• foe!, My, how ycwVe changed Chugeitl fjnltobtttton6M*h«n, or tut your Zale's Jewelers. J S. Adams, Hutchinson Plaza.

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